It’s official: Noby Noby Boy is the anti-God of War III

Yesterday was a huge day for PS3 owners. We were finally able to get a long, good look at God of War III, as well as hear all about how the game will play. Great news… if you like God of War. I, for one, never really cared for the series. They’re well-made games and all, but the amount of racism against skeletons they contain is just too much for my delicate sensibilities.

That doesn’t mean that yesterday wasn’t still a huge day for me and my PS3. Over on the official PlayStation blog, we got a post by the creator of Noby Noby Boy, a PSN game that looks to be everything that God of War III isn’t: low-tech, funny, and most of all, surreal. Where God of War III is a game that can easily be described as “S’more God of War,” Noby Noby Boy is apparently “a game that cannot be expressed by words in the first place,” “an undefined and ambitious game” that will leave players saying, “I don’t know why, but it’s somehow interesting. I can’t stop playing.”

The true sign of a console’s maturity is how many types of gamers it caters to, and if you ask me, having Noby Noby Boy and God of War III on the same console is about as mature as you can get. You can read more of Keita Takahashi’s thoughts on his game here, but be prepared to not know what the hell he’s talking about.

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes